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Gazette responds to city's lawsuit in an effort to see documents

Gazette responds to city's lawsuit in an effort to see documents

The City of Billings and The Billings Gazette are headed to court in a dispute over documents related to a possible mishandling, misuse or misappropriation in the city’s Solid Waste Division.

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Gazette opinion: Council must rectify failure to give public notice

The Billings City Council has violated the Montana Constitution and state statute by failing to give public notice of “council initiatives” and votes.

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Gazette opinion: A judicious choice for Montana’s governor

Gov. Steve Bullock now has the names of five Billings attorneys from which to choose the next District Court judge for Yellowstone County.

March 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Ups and Downs:

Righteous regents. We applaud the appointment of Billings attorney Martha Sheehy to the Montana Board of Regents. A graduate of the University of Montana law school, Sheehy is a past president of the Montana Bar Association and has volunteered on more court, community and education boards t…

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Bullock names Billings lawyer, D.A. Davidson CEO to Montana Board of Regents

Bullock names Billings lawyer, D.A. Davidson CEO to Montana Board of Regents

Gov. Steve Bullock announced on Wednesday the appointments of Martha Sheehy and Bill Johnstone to the Montana University System Board of Regents, filling seats vacant since earlier this year.

March 19, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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30 apply for 2 federal judgeships

Thirty lawyers have applied to be considered for two federal judgeships in Montana — one in Billings and one in Great Falls, said a spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.

January 08, 2013 5:55 pmLoading…
Judge grants city's stay but releases redacted disciplinary letters

Judge grants city's stay but releases redacted disciplinary letters

A Yellowstone County District Court judge has decided that the city of Billings does not have to release the names of five disciplined city workers while the city pursues an appeal to the Montana Supreme Court.

December 13, 2012 4:10 pm Related Loading…
Judge orders city to release documents in disciplinary cases

Judge orders city to release documents in disciplinary cases

A Yellowstone County District Court judge has ordered the city of Billings to release all the information sought by The Billings Gazette in regard to city workers suspended for inappropriate computer use at work.

December 05, 2012 5:45 pm Related Loading…
Process and politics: 2 federal judgeships in Montana opening soon

Process and politics: 2 federal judgeships in Montana opening soon

The move to senior status of two of Montana's three federal district judges virtually ensures that the Obama administration will get to appoint their replacements, probably next year.

December 01, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Judge hears arguments on release of disciplined Billings workers' names

Judge hears arguments on release of disciplined Billings workers' names

After a court hearing Wednesday morning, a District Court judge said he hopes to decide within a week whether the city should be ordered to release information on disciplined employees to The Billings Gazette.

November 28, 2012 4:39 pm Related Loading…
Officials cite privacy rights in suit; documents show Billings workers accessed porn at work

Officials cite privacy rights in suit; documents show Billings workers accessed porn at work

Attorneys for the city of Billings argue in court documents that it has no legal obligation to disclose the identities of city workers who were disciplined last spring for viewing inappropriate websites at work.

October 31, 2012 6:00 am Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Why sue public officials for public information?

Since springtime, the city of Billings has disciplined at least 11 employees by suspending them for a week without pay.

October 19, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Gazette sues city for records of employee discipline for Internet abuse

Gazette sues city for records of employee discipline for Internet abuse

The Billings Gazette filed a lawsuit against the city of Billings on Thursday, asking for the release of public records dealing with city workers who were disciplined for viewing inappropriate websites on the job.

October 11, 2012 10:20 am Related Loading…

Judge denies city motion to withhold police document

A judge has denied a motion by the city of Billings to withhold an internal police document ordered released two weeks ago by the Montana Supreme Court.

December 07, 2011 1:00 pmLoading…

City asks judge to withhold internal police document

An attorney for the city of Billings filed a motion Tuesday asking a District Court judge to withhold an internal Police Department document that the Montana Supreme Court ordered released two weeks ago.

December 06, 2011 4:57 pmLoading…

Supreme Court hears arguments in Billings police records case

HELENA — Does a government worker suspected of stealing from her employer have a privacy right that outweighs the public’s right to know?

September 14, 2011 5:23 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Trustees must insist on open meetings

Billings Public Schools Superintendent Keith Beeman recently notified trustees that he wants to meet with them privately “to share with you some specific information regarding the budget and negotiations that we are not ready to share with the public.”

June 23, 2011 12:10 amLoading…
Murder defendant will claim self-defense

Murder defendant will claim self-defense

A Billings man charged with murder will claim that he shot the victim in self-defense in his home on Broadwater Avenue.

June 15, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Bill removes barrier to public information

The price of accessing public information can include attorney fees when Montana governmental officials refuse to comply with the state's right-to-know laws.

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Gazette, Southern Montana Electric argue open meeting case

Meetings of the Southern Montana Electric Cooperative should be open to the public because it accepted public money from a public entity when it received $2 million from the city of Great Falls, an attorney for The Billings Gazette argued in court Wednesday.

November 17, 2010 4:17 pmLoading…

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